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Of the highest rank
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  1. Of the highest rank
  2. Prominent or outstanding
  3. (In combination) having a specified rank
  1. Old
  2. Between middle age and extreme old age
Being in a position, rank, or grade above others of the same set or class:
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  1. Being in a position, rank, or grade above others of the same set or class:
  2. Of the greater age; older
  3. Of or for competition among older athletes, often, specif., among older professional athletes
One's boyfriend or lover, often, specif., when one lives with him
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  1. One's boyfriend or lover, often, specif., when one lives with him
  2. The commanding officer, especially of a US naval vessel.
  3. Any man in authority, as the head of a company, the captain of a vessel, or a military commander
(Slang, US) One's girlfriend, wife or significant other.
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  1. (Slang, US) One's girlfriend, wife or significant other.
  2. The Bank of England, sometimes referred to as the "Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" or simply "The Old Lady". (see: Bank of England on Wikipedia)
  3. One's girlfriend or mistress, often, specif., when one lives with her
An old person; generally, a senior citizen is considered to be over sixty years of age.
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  1. An old person; generally, a senior citizen is considered to be over sixty years of age.
  2. A person of relatively advanced age, especially one who has retired.
Any person who has served in the armed forces
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  1. Any person who has served in the armed forces
  2. An old, experienced soldier, etc., esp. one who served in time of war
  3. An old soldier who has seen long service.
A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
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  1. A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
  2. An old or elderly person; oldster
  3. One who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience; a veteran.
One that is of a higher position, rank, or grade than another in the same set or class.
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  1. One that is of a higher position, rank, or grade than another in the same set or class.
  2. A student in the fourth year of high school or college.
  3. (Short for) senior citizen
One who has retired from active working life.
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  1. One who has retired from active working life.
  2. Someone who has retired from active working
  3. A person who has retired from work, business, etc.
A person who is 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70.
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  1. A person who is 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70.
  2. A sexagenarian person
A person who is 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
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  1. A person who is 70 years old or between the ages of 70 and 80.
  2. A septuagenarian person
A person between 80 and 90 years of age.
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  1. A person between 80 and 90 years of age.
  2. An octogenarian person
A person 90 years old or between 90 and 100 years old.
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  1. A person 90 years old or between 90 and 100 years old.
  2. A nonagenarian person
One who is at least 100 years old. One who is past his or her tenth decade.
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  1. One who is at least 100 years old. One who is past his or her tenth decade.
(Law) The deceased person from whom an estate has been inherited
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  1. (Law) The deceased person from whom an estate has been inherited
  2. Any person from whom one is descended, esp. one earlier in a family line than a grandparent; forefather; forebear
  3. An early type of animal from which later kinds have evolved
(Informal) An elderly person, specif. one who is 65 or older and retired
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  1. (Informal) An elderly person, specif. one who is 65 or older and retired
  2. A senior citizen.
A biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
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  1. A biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
  2. (Winemaking) A large wine bottle, esp. one for champagne, holding about 6 liters
  3. An extremely old or long-lived man.
Alternative spelling of greybeard.
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  1. Alternative spelling of greybeard.
  2. An old man
An elderly person.
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  1. An elderly person.
  2. Someone who is old-aged
  3. (Informal) A person who is no longer young or middle aged; old or elderly person
(Colloquial) one's grandma
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  1. (Colloquial) one's grandma
  2. Any fussy, exacting person
  3. An old woman
(Colloquial, humorous) Grandpa, grandfather.
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  1. (Colloquial, humorous) Grandpa, grandfather.
  2. (By extension) Old man.
A very old, venerable man; an elder.
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  1. A very old, venerable man; an elder.
  2. The father and ruler of a family or tribe, as one of the founders of the ancient Hebrew families: in the Bible, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's twelve sons were patriarchs
  3. A person regarded as the founder or father of a colony, religion, business, etc.
A woman who dominates a group or an activity.
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  1. A woman who dominates a group or an activity.
  2. A mother who rules her family or tribe; specif., a woman who is head of a matriarchy
  3. A highly respected woman who is a mother.
One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
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  1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
  2. The head or leader of a group, organization, etc.; person of highest title or authority
  3. A chief petty officer.
A person holding a high, dignified position or office
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  1. A person holding a high, dignified position or office
  2. An important or influential person, or one of high rank or position
A member of a senate
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  1. A member of a senate
A person who gives counsel; an adviser.
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  1. A person who gives counsel; an adviser.
  2. A person in charge of a group of children at a camp
  3. A person who counsels; advisor; specif., one who advises students or clients regarding educational and occupational alternatives, personal problems, etc.
(Episcopal Ch.) A priest
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  1. (Episcopal Ch.) A priest
  2. In the early Christian church and in the Presbyterian Church, an elder
  3. A priest in various hierarchical churches.
(Historical) In Japan, any of a number of retired statesmen who served informally as a group of advisors to the emperor
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  1. (Historical) In Japan, any of a number of retired statesmen who served informally as a group of advisors to the emperor
  2. A term of respect for a prominent elderly person
  3. A prominent, highly experienced older man, especially one acting as an unofficial adviser.
An official of a school, college, or university, esp. one in charge of students, faculty, or a division of studies
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  1. An official of a school, college, or university, esp. one in charge of students, faculty, or a division of studies
  2. The senior member of a body or group:
  3. A title afforded to a dean.
The senior member of a group, esp. one regarded as an authority because of superior knowledge and long experience
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  1. The senior member of a group, esp. one regarded as an authority because of superior knowledge and long experience
  2. A man who is the eldest or senior member of a group.
  1. A female doyen.
  2. A doyen who is a woman
  3. A woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group.
(Person, proper, epithet) God, or God as the first person in the Trinity
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  1. (Person, proper, epithet) God, or God as the first person in the Trinity
  2. An adoptive father
  3. A man who serves or is thought of as a protector:
A woman who gives birth to a child.
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  1. A woman who gives birth to a child.
  2. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
  3. (Short for) mother of vinegar
  1. Old
  2. Between middle age and extreme old age
Being in a position, rank, or grade above others of the same set or class:
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  1. Being in a position, rank, or grade above others of the same set or class:
  2. Of the greater age; older
  3. Of or for competition among older athletes, often, specif., among older professional athletes
A student in the final year of an undergraduate degree program
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  1. A student in the final year of an undergraduate degree program
  2. A student in the fourth year of high school or college.
  3. (Short for) senior citizen
The peoples of the classical nations of antiquity.
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  1. The peoples of the classical nations of antiquity.
  2. The ancient Greek and Roman authors.
  3. A person who lived in ancient times
(Informal) An elderly person, specif. one who is 65 or older and retired
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  1. (Informal) An elderly person, specif. one who is 65 or older and retired
  2. A senior citizen.
A person of greater rank, standing, or length of service
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  1. A person of greater rank, standing, or length of service
  2. A person older than another or others
  3. (Short for) senior citizen
A person of relatively advanced age, especially one who has retired.
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  1. A person of relatively advanced age, especially one who has retired.
  2. An old person; generally, a senior citizen is considered to be over sixty years of age.
An elderly person.
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  1. An elderly person.
  2. Someone who is old-aged
  3. (Informal) A person who is no longer young or middle aged; old or elderly person
A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
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  1. A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
  2. One who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience; a veteran.
  3. An old or elderly person; oldster
The thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is more excellent, more suitable, etc.
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  1. The thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is more excellent, more suitable, etc.
  2. Advantage
  3. A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence:
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  1. (Short for) senior citizen
  2. A person of greater rank, standing, or length of service
  3. A person older than another or others
The head of a religious community
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  1. The head of a religious community
  2. A superior person or thing
  3. One that surpasses another in rank or quality.
(Informal) A person of higher rank or position
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  1. (Informal) A person of higher rank or position
  2. Somebody with greater authority, seniority, rank, status or position; one who outranks.
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